Adam Dickinson is a writer and professor. His creative and academic writing has primarily focused on intersections between poetry and science as a way of exploring new critical perspectives and alternative modes of poetic composition.
He is the author of four books of poetry, one co-edited anthology, several chapbooks, and many articles and book chapters. His latest book, Anatomic (Coach House Books), which won the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize from the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / Association pour la littérature, l’environnement et la culture au Canada, involves the results of chemical and microbial testing on his body.
His work has been nominated for numerous awards and prizes, including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the Raymond Souster Award. He was also a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize and the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature from the Ontario Arts Council. His work has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, and Polish. He has been featured at international literary festivals such as Poetry International in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Oslo International Poetry Festival in Norway, and the Berlin International Poetry Festival.
His scholarly work has been included in the Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism, Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context, and in Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. He is a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, where he teaches poetics and creative writing.